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Whiteside County, Illinois Facts

Facts
State Illinois
Land area 684.3 square miles
Population Density 85.5 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 57,557
Population change -1.6%
Under 5 years of age 5.8%
Under 18 22.8%
65 and over 18.4%
Females 50.7%
White 95.8
Hispanic or Latino of any race 11.6
Asian 0.5%
Two or more races 1.6%
Black or African American 1.6%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 87%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 16.2%
Veterans 5,000
Households and Housing
Households 23,370
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 91.5%
Median household income $47,667
The per capita income $24,525
Live below the poverty line. 12%
housing units 25,651
Multi-unit structures 14%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $99,400
Residents owning their homes. 75.6%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 4,063
Women-owned firms 23.7%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $570,627
Retail sales per capita $9,676
Manufacturers shipments $1,022,531
Merchant wholesaler sales $926,845